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Elucidation of the Reaction Network for the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Butane to Butadiene
- Tanimu, Gazali, Al-Khattaf, Sulaiman S., Klein, Michael T.
- Energy & fuels 2019 v.33 no.2 pp. 1473-1478
- butanes, dehydrogenation, feedstocks, fuels
- The reaction network for the oxidative dehydrogenation of n-butane to butadiene was examined. Delplots for experiments with n-butane, 1-butene, and 2-butene feeds were constructed. These analyses revealed that butadiene formed from both 1-butene and 2-butene. The experimental ratio of 2-butene and 1-butene was far from the equilibrium value, suggesting that the 2-butene to 1-butene equilibrium was not established, supporting the existence of the direct reaction of 2-butene to butadiene.